Despite it being a common experience, ovulation pain isn't necessarily something you just need to put up with.
When a couple is trying to conceive it is easy for a woman to become obsessed about when she ovulates.
Lisa Mahar, 37, recently learned she needed IVF to increase her chances of having a baby. She had to move fast.
It's early days – and the treatment won't be offered any time soon – but it represents an important advance in fertility research.
It seems unlikely, but there might be a silver lining for those who need to undergo in vitro fertilisation treatment.
If being a mum is defined solely on presence, I qualify.
The word "lucky" is thrown around quite a lot in adoption conversations – lucky children, lucky parents, so lucky to have found each other. And people often tell me my children are "so lucky" to have me as their mother.
They feared they would never get to be parents, but a same sex couple is now adjusting to life with newborn triplets.
Sparky Campanella never heard the thrumming of a biological clock. But his sense that he was missing out on something important in life boomed.
There is a lot of money to be made from surrogacy - but not for the person who is carrying the biggest physical and emotional burden.
Claudia Luca, 31, was unable to conceive children naturally. Her mother, Antonietta Di Maggio, 54, volunteered as a surrogate.
Shannon Garner is all about spreading kindness in the world. That's one of the reasons she's penned her book Labour of Love, to show how the often misunderstood topic of surrogacy can actually be good news for all parties involved.
A surrogate mum and the parents of the baby she gave birth to tell their story. It took trust and courage - and a very detailed plan.